ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Katrina was born in Cebu, Philippines and moved to Toronto, Canada with her family on December 28, 1998, when she was 8 years old. Surrounded by skilled drawers like her cousins and uncles, her artistic side sparked from a very young age. Growing up and immersing herself in Toronto’s culturally diverse community, connecting with people from various sorts of colourful and vibrant backgrounds eventually became a huge part of Katrina’s art.
Graduating from the Independent Illustration program at Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in 2015, she has since gone on to exhibit in multiple galleries across Toronto, including Only One Gallery and Northern Contemporary Gallery. She’s also collaborated with multiple organizations for the City of Toronto (such as The PATCH Project, The STEPS Initiative, and StreetARToronto) and worked on projects with Warner Music, New Balance, NYX Cosmetics, and Reebok.
It wasn't until she discovered a local painting competition called "Art Battle" and winning her first competition in 2016 that she realized how much she had absolutely loved the thrill and excitement of creating live art in front of an audience. Since then, she’s proudly added 'live painter' to her list of skills and achievements. Some of her most notable performances include live painting for iHeart Radio’s Newstalk 1010 with Mike Towhey, painting live portraits for NYX Makeup, live painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as winning multiple Art Battles since 2016.
Currently, she works as a full-time artist and live event painter and hopes to inspire others through the limitless potential of art.